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Researchers to discuss efforts to find Captain Cook's ship

Sep. 7, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Researchers looking for the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world are holding a public meeting in Rhode Island to discuss their work. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the effort, is searching for the Endeavour in...

4 Grand Slam champions on 2020 tennis Hall of Fame ballot

Aug. 21, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Goran Ivanisevic, Sergi Bruguera, Conchita Martínez and Jonas Björkman are the four candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame's class of 2020. The four players announced Wednesday, all former Grand Slam tournament champions, are in their second year of a three-year...

Naval War College's 1st female president takes command

Aug. 1, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College has officially assumed command of the school. The college said Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield became the 57th president Thursday. Chatfield, a helicopter pilot, previously led a military command in Guam. She has said she's humbled by...

Woman charged in deaths of 3 dogs freed on bail

Jul. 26, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Police say three dogs died after a Rhode Island woman left the animals in a car for an hour and 43 minutes on a day when the temperature reached 93 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius). Anne Garnett, of Jamestown, was freed on $10,000 bail after a court appearance Friday on charges...